We had previously heard that the film's release was at least some way contingent upon a strong box-office performance from Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel, but apparently, the situation is more complicated than that.
According to Batman On Film, a strong performance by Man Of Steel will see Warner turn that franchise into a trilogy before turning their attention to a superhero team-up.
However, should Man Of Steel tank, word is the studio will focus its energies upon rebooting the Batman franchise with a new standalone movie featuring a new man in the suit. That estimated 2020 release date is based on the quick turnaround of the MOS trilogy, followed by a new Batman movie - it's certainly not an official notice.
Either way, it seems as though Justice League is gradually slipping onto the back burner, with Will Beall's script also failing to impress studio chiefs. Looks like it will be a while before we see Bats and Supes teaming up...
So, if Man of Steel is good, we will only get Superman films. Then a Batman film.
If Man of Steel is bad, we will get a Batman film.
Sorry Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Justice League fans. Warner Brothers doesn't give two ****s about you.
So all those people who *****ed that they wouldn't see a Justice League film without a lead-in Wonder Woman film, aren't getting a film at all. Ha! You had a higher chance of having a Wonder Woman film after Justice League, and now that it's scrapped, so is Wonder Woman.
That's why fans should stop being so ****ing negative. You only shoot yourselves in the foot.
Now we will have Superman and Batman films for all eternity. And after Green Lantern flopped, WB WILL NOT TAKE RISKS. ****!
Marvel wins. -_-